CHARTING THE COURSE
Posh Auction 2015
Promoting O'Dea's Scholastic Heritage
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Thank you to all who joined the exciting and successful POSH Auction festivities the weekend of March 13 & 14. Parents, alumni, and friends of O’Dea celebrated in style, were generous bidders, and raised lots of necessary funds for the young men of O’Dea. More than 350 enthusiastic supporters attended the ever-popular, fun-filled Family Night on Friday, March 13, in the Bishop Gill Gymnasium, and 300 generous guests contributed an overwhelming amount of energetic bidding the next evening at the Washington State Convention Center.
The income from these events is currently at $398,500 and still climbing! These proceeds will enable O’Dea to expand media resources in the school library and create a computer workspace for faculty. Additional proceeds will increase the amount of tuition assistance available to deserving young men seeking access to an O’Dea education.
Inspirational appeals from O’Dea principal, Mr. Jim Walker, and an O’Dea student, Dominique Gates ’17, encouraged guests to participate in Fund-an-Item each evening, raising $130,000 for tuition assistance.
Thank you to our generous and thoughtful donors who contributed auction items, certificates, professional services, and cash donations for this 44th annual event.
With gratitude to the following Sponsors who helped cover auction expenses through their contributions, enabling a higher percentage of the Auction proceeds to benefit the young men of O’Dea High School:
The McAloon Family, Michael & Celeste; O’Dea sons: Ryan ’16, Thomas ‘18
Bainbridge Island Ace Hardware, Steve & Becky Mikami; O’Dea son: Cameron ‘17
An Alumnus Benefactor
Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch, Inc., P.S., Michael Patterson; O’Dea sons: Kristopher ‘05, Kristian ’01
Windward Communications, David (’75 Brother Rice) & Mary Kay Livingston; O’Dea sons: Ryan ’07, Sean ’08, David ’10, Conor ’12
The Banchero Family, Jerry ’55, Lew ’61, David ’63, Aaron ’89, Angelo ’90, Mario ’92, Anthony ’97, Evan ‘13
The DeRocco Family, Ed ’46, John ’74, Mark ’77, Anthony ’80, Daniel ‘08
John McKenna/Landmark Development
Please consider participating as a Sponsor for POSH 2016 at the $3,500, $5,000, or $10,000 level. For information contact Dianne Irwin, Director of Development, 206-622-7151, email@example.com. Next year’s event is scheduled for March 11 & 12, 2016.
Special thanks to our auction coordinators, Kathleen & Darrell Offe, parents of Michael ’16 and Matthew ’09, who helped plan the auction events during the past year. And thank you to our enthusiastic committee coordinators and all the volunteers for providing the countless hours and energy needed to produce this event.
Director of Development . (206) 622-7151